By: Boca Magazine
February 28, 2022
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Best of Women in Business 2022: Efrat Cohen
Global Intelligence Consultants
On her second day attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 occurred, and further solidified Efrat Cohen’s decision to pursue her education. Ironically, one of her first worker’s compensation cases as an investigator involved a woman claiming to have been injured at the Marriott next to the Twin Towers when in fact, Efrat’s investigative work found that she wasn’t even in the city that fateful day.
Efrat went on to hold positions as a State Court Appointed Investigator responsible for managing, controlling, and directing surveillance operations in the deployment of covert and under-cover operations on an international level. In her current position as Executive Director of Global Intelligence Consultants, Efrat’s expertise as a Licensed Private Investigator and Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist, brings a variety of interesting and challenging cases: from rescuing missing children to tracking down identity thieves who stole the identity of people who recently registered for their Covid vaccines; to traveling abroad providing personal protection for high profile individuals and corporative executives, and following cheating spouses.
“In the many divorce cases I handle, I often do surveillance on the husband or wife, tracing them to the girlfriend or boyfriends’ residence, and following them with their children, as they are often used as leverage. I change my appearance and blend into the surroundings. I sit down and observe a client meeting, and gather the information needed, inconspicuously all in a day’s work,” Efrat explains.